Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Fulham together with Manchester United’s subsequent defeat against Everton means that seven more points from our remaining three fixtures will see us qualify for the Europa League once again. The question is, do we really want to be there?

For once, we didn’t have to come behind at the weekend although Steve Sidwell’s waltz through a Sandro-less midfield and defence did level the scores at 1-1 but Christian Eriksen’s dead ball skills together with the head of Harry Kane and the shin of Younes Kaboul, helped to seal the three points that left us in sixth place.

“We deserved to win,” said Head Coach Tim Sherwood on the club’s official website. “Matches are always tough at this stage of the season because every team has something to play for.

“Fulham were spirited, kept going, had a threat with Rodallega, Parker and Sidwell were dogged, but we stuck to it, weathered what they had to offer and showed our class in the end.

“It’s always important for us to win in front of our fans, to entertain and to score goals so to come away with three points and score another three goals, overall, we’re all pleased.”

Taking seven points from West Ham away, Stoke City away and Aston Villa at home won’t be straightforward for a team that has looked unconvincing in recent weeks. United’s run in looks easier but they have the capacity to drop plenty of points over the next four matches.

So we could be back in Europe by default but do we really want to be there ahead of another important campaign in 2014-15?

 

SHARE

17 COMMENTS

  1. I seem to remember we actually qualified for Europ 2 season ago, but then the Abramobitch mob phukked it all up by winning the competition!!!! So even if we get the required points to qualify, which with this bunch of phukwits is highly unlikely, we will have to hope the Abramobitches dont do it again and leave us stranded in another season of Europa league!!

  2. And St.Totteringham’s day next weekend to look forward to also! Plus seeing Arsenal qualify for the Champions League again. And then watching Arsenal win the FA Cup!

    Enjoy
    love Arsene x

    • Yes……..woolwich wanderers have been terrific this year. An amazing bank balance. a squad with a wage bill 30% higher than Spurs, a 70, 000 ground generating enormous revenue……..and you have stormed into your usual 4th place finish (maybe) and fluked an FA cup final (maybe) after utterly dominating a championship side 1.1 over 120 minutes in the semi. What a season! Your bank manager can lead the open-top bus parade around Islington or Greenwich. So impressive. And so sad that you are so proud of your under-achieving flops. At least spurs fans know that our side isnt good enough. You deluded gooners with your “4th place is a trophy” mentality fail to recognise how poor you are compared to where, with your resources, you should be.

  3. BETTER OFF WITHOUT EUROPE.A LIMITED SQUAD IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.WE WERE STRECHED TO FAR.THE DISASTROUS BUYS COST US A LOT IN ALL WAYS.BALDINI CAUSED THIS CRISIS AND A MAN TIM OF LIMITED ABILITY AND A BIG MOUTH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR SAVIOUR.MAJOR MISTAKES WERE MADE AND BALDINI AND THE MOUTH SHOULD GO.ALSO THE COACHES SHOULD BE REPLACED.BRING IN SOME TOP EUROPEANS AND SAVE MONEY BY BRINGING OUT THE DORMANT SKILLS OF LENNON AND TOWNSEND TO MENTION A FEW.

  4. If Champions League is like Paris, Berlin, or even our own London, then Europa is definitely Bucharest, Kiev and Dublin. All nice and all, but definitely not a major destination point. It’s ok, but really, Europa has been a major distraction for us. The best thing it serves is if we do well, our UEFA Coefficient stays up, thats all. We can enter Champions League football in Pot 2 if we keep doing decent in Europa League.

  5. Fart drain, we need 7 points for the europa league not CL. I’m afraid that ship sailed when we lost to the woolwich pikey mob. Do u pay attention to the league table. Personally I couldn’t give a toss about the europa league look at liverpool I doubt they will do as well playing twice a week nxt season. But if we make it to the ropey league with all the mess of this season plus being above man u then we have not done too bad all things considered. Coys!

  6. As Bill Nicholson said if this club is not in Europe then were nothing. Do we have to get 7 points from the last 3 games to qualify? City have won the capital one cup and will qualify for the champions league so the EL place goes to 6th
    We just have to ensure that we don’t get overtaken by united who are 6 behind with a game in hand
    I don’t buy into the Europa as being a huge distraction. Playing in the Champions league would mean games on Wednesday/Saturday, so what’s the difference from playing on Thursday/Sunday? Same amount of time between games

  7. If we are to be in the europa then thats fine but make good use of it. We have many good young players out on loan plus some needing the extra game time. What is better way to improve by at playing at a slightly higher level leaving and still having a strong squad to complete at home.

  8. The CL pays for competing for the prem title. I would rather win the league than CL. It pays for better players to compete for the league that’s why woolwich always under achieve with no logical reason. Stadium(check)attendance(check)finance(check)french jimmy saville(check). Its not about winning the CL just be in it again that way we will always be up in the top to try and win the league. Now with the winners of the EL getting in the CL then as we are EL regulars let’s try and win the bloody thing. Now man u will get LVG let’s get FDB and with a brilliant twist berk-camp to assist. That would really piss the scum off. Just a thought coys!

  9. What willo said abit earlier was so right, why are we all about LVG and not thinking about FDB, I think has will do just as good of a job as him and will have time to mould the team into what the fans want, Come on all see some sense and look on the long term and not the short/quick patch up job as this time next year we will be screaming and crying about this all over again.
    Kid-e, THFC

    • I would like to see FDB as manager but he would be one who must be given time.
      Can you see Levy and his itchy trigger finger giving him that time?

LEAVE A REPLY